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Mental Health \"Bible\" getting revamp

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The Catholic missal is not the only document going through a revamp.

Today's Wall Street Journal reports on the changes coming to "the draft revisions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—the bible for mental health clinicians and researchers—unveiled Wednesday could have effects that ripple through mental health care."

These changes will impact patients, clinicians and larger healthcare providers. For example, Asperger's disorder, which is currently considered a separate condition than autism, will be subsumed into the broader spectrum of autism disorders.

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